Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art


"I see Hatsumi Sensei's heart and soul reaching out from these works. I am struck by his personality and his inexhaustible spirit. His soul finds bursts of expression through his martial and artistic actions, making these works and photos truly moving."

-- Shunkei Yahagi, Artist of Japanese Calligraphy

To his students, Hatsumi Sensei is martial artist, calligrapher, painter, mentor and more... Worldwide, Masaaki Hatsumi is famous as Soke of the Bujinkan Dojo and head instructor of nine Japanese martial traditions. Masaaki Hatsumi: Dojo Art is the first book to look primarily at Masaaki Hatsumi's paintings and calligraphy. The book considers the many arts of Masaaki Hatsumi and provides a glimpse of the intersection: the very essence of the martial arts.

  • Traditional hand-stitched binding

  • 21.5 cm x 30 cm

  • 242 full color pages

  • Printed on 157 gsm art quality paper stock

  • A prologue by Masaaki Hatsumi

  • An introduction by the photographer, Steve Olsen

  • Calligraphy and paintings by Masaaki Hatsumi made for students at his Dojo in Japan between 2009 and 2013

  • English translations of the artist’s Japanese calligraphy

  • Never before seen action photos of Hatsumi Sensei teaching in Japan

  • Includes a sheet of Japanese washi sewn into the book – perfect for artist signature

  • Includes a slipcase to protect your book

Only 2,000 books were made. We already delivered to all our Kickstarter supporters and only a small number of these first edition books remain available for purchase.





One Book with Slipcase                                  
Includes USPS Media Shipping                                     
Delivery to US Addresses Only



One Book with Slipcase                                  
$30 International shipping via Japan Post, Express Mail Service to addresses outside the United States. On delivery, your country may charge additional fees or taxes.